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Who We Are
We’re the largest community and blog for introverts in the world.
To let introverts everywhere know it’s okay to be who they are. You’re not broken because you’re quiet. There’s nothing wrong with you because you like spending time alone.
Meet Jenn and Andre
Hi introverts! *waves shyly*
Jenn Granneman and Andre Sólo are the introverts behind Introvert, Dear and its sister site, Highly Sensitive Refuge. They are authors, researchers, and journalists who have dedicated their careers to changing the way the world sees introversion — and the way introverts see themselves.
Jenn Granneman is the founder of Introvert, Dear and the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts. She started Introvert, Dear in 2013 as a personal blog. She was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted guy, and working an extroverted job (teaching 4th grade). She wanted to write about what it was like being an introvert living in an extrovert’s world. In true introvert form, she wrote her blog anonymously for almost two years. She had no desire to be in the spotlight — and she had no idea her “little” blog would one day the world’s largest introvert community!
Andre Sólo is an author, speaker, and independent researcher who spent the early part of his life thinking something was wrong with him because he preferred spending time alone. In his 20s, he tried practicing his social skills hoping to become less awkward — but quickly realized he will always need a week of downtime for every one night out with extroverts. Now a self-professed “social introvert,” he views his introspective nature not as a source of shame but as the root of his ability as a writer. He is grateful for it every day.
Together, Jenn and Andre — with the help of “quiet ones” around the world — are on a mission: to show introverts everywhere it’s okay to be who they are.
Since beginning our mission, we’ve been featured in a number of places. Jenn blogs for Psychology Today; her work has appeared on HuffPost, Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Upworthy, The Mighty, The Muse, Motherly, and a number of other outlets. She has also appeared on the BBC and in Buzzfeed, Glamour magazine, and The Oprah Magazine. Although we’re not currently recording new episodes, Jenn co-hosted the Introvert, Dear Podcast.
Please note: We’re taking some time away from work to focus on our family and on writing our upcoming book about highly sensitive people. So, Jenn is not checking or responding to email regularly. However, if you’re a member of the media and would like a quote or interview, she’ll try to respond to your request within 2-3 days. Another option is to email Andre at [email protected] Also, please be aware that we’re not currently recording new episodes of the Introvert, Dear podcast or doing author promotions. If you’re an author or other professional who’d like to discuss and promote your work, we encourage you to submit an article to the site. See details here.
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Why Is It Called Introvert, Dear?
When Jenn chose the name Introvert, Dear, she imagined a wise older woman inviting a troubled young introvert to lie down on a fancy chaise lounge in the kind of therapy session you might see in a movie. The older woman began her worldly advice by saying, “Now, introvert, dear…” Kinda weird, we know, but as Jenn says… welcome to my brain!
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